Lot 358: 1849 Printed Official Receipt For Taxes Paid On Slaves

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October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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Partially-Printed Official Receipt For Taxes Paid On Slaves
1849-Dated, Grayson County (likely Virginia), Partially-Printed Official Receipt For Taxes Paid On Slaves And Other Property, Fine.
This original Property Tax Receipt for the year 1849 measures 4" x 6." and is printed in deep black on light tan wove period paper. Made to, "To the Sheriff of Grayson County Dr." a receipt of $13.90 from Mr Robert Pugh for "5 Titheables ... 4 Slaves ... 9 Horses ... 1 Clock and ... 845 Acres of Land. There is some foxing present but otherwise crisp paper and legible writing in bold brown ink. A scarce Partially-Printed Official Receipt For Taxes Paid On Slaves.
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